Voluminous eyelashes

If you’re after natural looking eyelashes, skip this one.  On the other hand, if you’re desperate to add a bit of oomph to your otherwise average lashes, this might be the right thing!

This is what I’m talking about:

The first pic is completely makeup-free, with nothing but Shu Uemura eyelash curler applied. Without it you’d probably have a problem locating my eyelashes altogether!

The second one was taken right after:

  1. curling eyelashes using Shu Uemura curler
  2. applying one coat of mascara (L’oreal Lash Architect Waterproof – always opt for a waterproof mascara if you want the curl to hold!)
  3. applying Essence Volumizing Lash Powder and a second coat of mascara

Holy cow, this stuff really works!

I have to be honest – splurging on luxury brands is what I do best.  I adore Chanel, Dior and YSL – to name just a few. However, whenever on a tight budget I go for Essence and it has never let me down. Quality and cute packaging – for less than a fiver.  Recommended! Check the brand out here!

Have you tried Essence? If yes, did you like it? 🙂

Dior Diorshow Iconic (in black)

What Dior says:

A Dior exclusive innovation for a revolutionary oblique brush.The incredibly soft elastomer brush features slanted bristles to capture each lash one by one. In one quick stroke, with no special application method necessary, the brush acts like a brushing on lashes. Enriched with a unique lifting formula, Diorshow Iconic sculpts, stretches and curves the lashes with extreme hold and high definition.

Diorshow Iconic

What I say:

I love Dior. I’m a true Dior Addict. But no matter how much I tried loving this, I just couldn’t. .. Due to not-so-rave reviews on MUA (it’s always a good idea to check any high-end products there before splurging on them) I purchased this mascara as a GWP version on ebay.  So glad I didn’t pay the full price! Anyhow, Diorshow Iconic  is just your plain average mascara. Sure, it makes the lashes darker and somewhat thicker. But that’s about it. As my lashes are almost Asian-like poker straight, I always go for a curling mascara. Although Diorshow Iconic is clearly advertised as a curling mascara it did nothing to hold my curl. It did a great job of weighing the lashes back down after a careful application of Shu Uemura eyelash curler though! However, had no issues with smudging and the staying power is alright.

I haven’t found my HG mascara yet, so sticking with L’oreal Lash Architect Waterproof until I do so…

Would I repurchase? As I’m in dire need of a good curling mascara and this is all but, definitely no.

Girls, any recommendations for a mascara that holds the curl???